Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



Dr. Lori Newport has practiced audiology clinically at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital and in a private practice in California. She performed diagnostics for hearing for patients of all ages from the NICU to nursing homes as well as assessing balance function in adults. Newport fit and evaluated patients with hearing aids. She began teaching adjunct at Biola University in 1996 and found it was her passion to share her knowledge with future audiologists and speech language pathologists. She also taught audiometry online to school nurses for California State University, San Bernardino. Newport has worked with Biola's event staff as they developed a policy to protect the hearing of staff and students at various loud events at Biola.


  • 2006-2008 Online Professor, California State University, San Bernardino

Taught school nurses how to screen hearing. The teaching was done via Blackboard. This course led to students obtaining their Audiometrist Certificate from the state of CA. Students were from all over the state, but came in person for a final.

  • 1994-1999 Clinical Audiologist, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

Provided traditional hearing testing for all ages; performed ABR testing in the NICU; performed OAE testing; fit and monitored hearing aids on all ages; and performed ENG testing.

  • 1994-1996 Clinical Audiologist, Private Practice at Dr. Miles Peterson’s Audiology and Hearing Aid Services

Audiological testing on all ages; provided hearing aid selection, fitting, basic hearing aid repairs and modifications.


  • Sertoma Club: Anatomy and physiology of ear and common ear pathologies.
  • Eagle’s Peak Charter School: Taught 3 multi-age elementary classes about the ear and how it works. Brought in models of the ear including real ossicles. Covered how to protect ears from loud sounds and problems of Q-tip use.
  • ACSI: Present about dangerous decibels to Jr. High and High School Students

Research Interests

  • Mentoring


  • CODS 425 Introduction to Audiology - Course includes: anatomy and physiology of the ear, physics of sound, meaning of hearing loss and reading of audiogram audiological evaluation, pediatric hearing testing and pathologies of the ear.
  • CODS 424 Aural Rehabilitation - Course includes: reading audiograms and relating to patient’s ability to hear speech sounds, hearing aids, cochlear implants, assistive listening devices, acoustics of speech, characteristic speech of hard of hearing and deaf, pediatric habilitation/auditory training.
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